The Franklin Downtown Partnership is forging ahead with planning the 2021 Harvest Festival based on the decrease in COVID-19 cases and the planned widespread vaccination by the fall. The FDP is optimistic that the town can resume its Harvest Festival this year on Sat., Oct. 2 with a rain date of Sun., Oct. 3.
Held every autumn, with the exception of last year, the Harvest Festival draws thousands of people to the closed-off streets of downtown Franklin to enjoy community, entertainment, food, art, kids activities and more.
Businesses and organizations that plan to have booths at the festival must have paid their 2021 membership dues. Booth spaces will be limited - FDP members will get to sign up first to secure their free spaces.
“With recent developments with increased vaccine accessibility, a number of FDP members and people throughout the community are seeing some light ahead,” said Scott Martin, president of the Franklin Downtown Partnership Executive Board. “Knowing how we all want to be together again, and how much people want to return to the kind of events that bring our community together, our FDP will move forward with planning our Harvest Fest for the first Saturday in October.”
The Strawberry Stroll, normally held in June, has been canceled for this year but the FDP is looking forward to hosting it again in 2022!